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DEEP-JEWELS 7 Tournament Bracket & Tag Grappling Match Announced

JEWELS7POSTER0127The match-ups have been finalized on the road to crowning a new 106 DEEP-JEWELS champion.

The CJ Report posted the results Saturday from the lottery drawing held in Tokyo. With the order number they drew, the fighters could chose to seed themselves in the tournament as they saw fit.

In the end, here is the opening round of the tournament:

  • Yukiko Seki vs. Tomo Maesawa
  • Masako Yoshida va. Satomi Takano
  • Ayaka Miura vs. “V.V.” Mei Yamaguchi
  • Emi Tomimatsu vs. Mina Kurobe

A reserve bout between Miyoko Kusaka and Miki Araki (nee Pan Hui) will also take place.

The winners of the opening round will face off the in the semi-finals (and possibly finals) at DEEP-JEWELS 8.

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In addition to the tournament, the promotion also announced an interesting tag team grappling bout.

InvictaFC atomweight title contender Ayaka Hamasaki will partner with Yuko Oya to take on WSOF vet Emi Fujino and her partner Sachiko Fujimori.

According to the CJ Report, the winner is the one team that reaches three submissions in a ten minute time frame.

Hamasaki had withdrew her name out of the 106 tournament, most likely because of a possible title shot with Herica Tiburcio at InvictaFC 12.

We will have complete results from DEEP-JEWELS 7 February 21.

DEEP-JEWELS Announces 106 Championship Grand Prix

Yamaguchi
Yamaguchi
Tomimatsu
Tomimatsu

DEEP-JEWELS has announced Wednesday an eight woman grand prix that will start February 21 to crown a new 106 champion. The title was vacated by Seo Hee Ham when she signed to the UFC late last year.

Among the announced participants are former Valkyrie champion and veteran fighter Mei Yamaguchi (12-8); and the former interim D-J 115 champion Emi Tomimatsu (8-9). Tomimatsu will be making her atomweight debut in the tournament.

Also slated to take part in the tournament: Tomo Maesawa (4-4), Ayaka Miura (1-1), Satomi Takano (4-5), Mina Kurobe (4-0), Yukiko Seki (13-24), and Masako Yoshida (18-20). A reserve bout has also been announced between Miyoko Kusaka (5-8) and Miki Araki (nee Pan Hui) (1-0).

Conspicuous by their absences are former 106 champion Naho Sugiyama and current #2 Unified ranked atomweight Ayaka Hamasaki. Hamasaki’s non-participation fuels speculation she will be fighting on the next InvictaFC card; if not in a title match, a match that would be a title eliminator. Sugiyama has also fought under the Invicta banner and could see action as well.

We will have complete coverage of the pairings and the event in the coming weeks.

The MRS (WMMA and WBoxing News) October 10

Miscellaneous News

DEEP JEWELS announced three more fights for their November 3rd card in Tokyo, Japan.

Yukiko Seki (12-24) will take on Naomi Taniyama (1-2) while ex-pat Brittany Ann Decker (0-1) will take on pro debuter Pan Hui. Both fights will be at atomweight.


In Singapore November 7th, OneFC will feature a women’s bout between hometown fighter Kristie Gannaway and Malaysian Adek Omar. Both will be making their MMA debuts.

The fight will stream on OneFC.com for $10.


DEEP-JEWELS strawweight contender Emi Tomimatsu will return to action November 9th as she takes on hometown fighter Hyo Kyung Sung at RoadFC in Korea.

Tomimatsu (7-8) is coming off a loss to Mizuki Inoue in a match for the D-J 115 title. She is looking to jump start her career again after having back to back wins before the loss.

Song (1-4) got her first MMA win in July by TKO over Hazuki Kimura.


Amy Montenegro will be looking for her 5th win as a pro taking on Denver’s Diana Rael in Worley, Idaho November 13th for King of the Cage.

Montenegro (4-1) has gotten three of her four wins by submission. Rael (5-3) will be moving up to 115 for the fight, having back to back finishes in her last two fights.


Hayes
Hayes

British Judoka Jaye Hayes will look for her 4th amateur win in MMA talking on Sinead Kavanagh at  SBG Ireland December 6th for the British bantamweight title. Hayes has defeated all of her opponents in under two minutes, with her latest coming by 38 second TKO in September. With a win, speculation is she will turn pro.


InvictaFC fighter Charmaine Tweet was on the Fight Network’s MMA Meltdown show. She was the first Invitca fighter to do the show.

You can watch it here.


TUF 20 won’t be on this coming Wednesday like this past week due to the Major League Baseball playoffs. Should be back October 22.


Rumors

InvictaFC president Shannon Knapp told us a location for InvictaFC 10 is being finalized and the card itself will “blow people away”. It won’t be in Denver, but expect a card there next year.


Sara McMann tweeted she will maybe facing Miesha Tate like she wanted. Match announcement should be forthcoming.


The Australian reality show “Wimp2Warrior” is expecting to ink a deal with an US tv network shortly ahead of their US vs. Canada season.


Several organizations have stated they have all female cards in the works. Some news soon.


Scheduled Fights

Ruth and Lybarger Courtesy RFA
Ruth and Lybarger Courtesy RFA

Pro MMA

Two matches are set for RFA’s card Friday night in Prior Lake, MN.

Jocelyn Lybarger (3-1) will look for win #4 as she takes on undefeated Rebecca Ruth (2-0). Both made weight Thursday.

Lybarger is coming off a decision win over Rosa Acevedo this past April. Ruth has back to back first round TKOs.

The other match sees top 10 atomweight Cassie Rodish take on Raquel Magdaleno. Originally set for 105, Magdaleno missed weight by 4 pounds and the match will be at a catchweight. Rodish will receive 20% of Magdaleno fight purse.

Lybarger versus Acevedo will kick off the main card which will air on AXS TV. Rodish and Magdaleno will be on the untelevised prelims, but may air if time permits.


In other pro bouts:

  • In a trio of bouts at BAMMA: Badbeat 13 in Canyonville, Oregon, Misha Nassiri takes on Alyssa Garcia, Maria Rios faces Ashley Yoder, and Melanie Lacroix battles Christina Marks
  • Helen Harper fights Nayra Acosta at SUFN 2 in England
  • At Prime Fighting 4 in Ridgefield, WA, Emily Corso takes on Katie Howard. In amateur action, Alison Barnett faces Lisa Spangler and Kimberly Post battles Melinda Stalnaker
  • Isabelly Varela fights Polyana Viana at Gigante Fight 2 in Brazil

 Ammy MMA

Fight Hard MMA has eight female fights lined up on Saturday in St. Charles, MO. The main event features the finals of their bantamweight tournament. Inspiration fighter of the year Susie Wyatt will also be in action.

Here is the complete card:

  • Ronni Lawrence vs Michelle Pearce
  • Sheena Brandenburg vs Susie Wyatt
  • Rebecca Adney vs Maritza Reyes
  • Autumn Lamle vs Andrea Whtiney
  • Shawna Tyler vs Gabrielle Labbee
  • Rachel Stockham vs Liz Turpin
  • Katherine Grasshopper vs Shawna Stevenson
  • Kira Franke vs Cassandra Burton

In other amateur bouts:

In a pair of bots at Spar Star Promotions in Inglewood, California, Aiko Ewing takes Farren Romero and Danielle Mack faces Paola Ramirez

  • Kendra Bukovac battles Anna Dempster at CageQuest in Lakewood, Washington
  • At CFL HD in Adelanto, California, Allenita Perez fights Daria Berenato
  • Shaianna Rincon takes on Brooke Mayo at Central Coast Throwdown in Salinas, California

Boxing

Csilla Nemedi will battle Jasmina Nadj for vacant WBF bantamweight title in Budapest, Hungary Saturday.

Nemedi (7-0) has finished all but one opponent in her unblemished career. Nadj (3-3) is coming off a win over Nada Miladinov and is looking for the upset.


In other boxing action:

  • In Saarland, Germany, Elvira Alberti battles Caroline Thea Andre
  • Alejandra Jimenez dukes it out with Claudia Ramirez in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico
  • In Abruzzo, Italy, Michele Crudetti faces Luca Genovese